Friday, January 30, 2015

New Work

I spent most of this week at the Trinity Valley Quilt Guild annual retreat in Pottsboro, Texas.  I always enjoy the retreat, and, amazingly, I always get a lot done.  Despite the distraction of working in a room with sixty-two other people, I manage to create and sew.  And this year was no exception.

I went to the retreat with a plan:  create two small tuning fork quilts.  It took me nearly three whole days to create this one:
Tuning Fork #26, approximately 17" x 24"
It was three days of intensive sewing.  And concentrating.  And afterwards, I decided to "play," and to do some free-form, improvisational, seat of my pants kind of sewing.  I created 2 small pieces:

Subdivisions #12, 24" x 30"

Subdivisions #13, 20" x 20"
At home, I am an obsessive sewer, working alone in my studio day after day without seeing anyone other than my husband (before and after work) and Boomer the cat.  But my once-a-year foray into a group sewing session does make me very happy.  I enjoy seeing what everyone is working on, and alternating periods of nose-to-the-grindstone sewing with socializing.
Show and Tell 
Maybe I'm not a complete hermit after all...........


I'm linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday, Richard and Tanya's Quilts Link a Finish FridayFriday Fabric FrenzyConfessions of a Fiber Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.  Go see all the wonderful work there!

21 comments:

Vera Holmgren said...

Very lovely, I really like the choice of color! Congratulations to SAQA FrontPage!

Norma Schlager said...

Love that magenta with a touch of lime. Great color combo!

Shauna said...

very cool the touch of green on the top one really pops!!!

Jayne said...

Simply stunning! I love the colors and always love seeing your pieces!

quiltedfabricart said...

It is fun to sew with others once in awhile. Glad to see you went and had fun. Love your work :-)

LA Paylor said...

I like people, and like retreats but must sew on something that takes little thought.
Increasingly I can't do three things at once! Age!
You are so dedicated to your tuning forks series, it must feel like returning home with each one.Do your fellow quilters get it? Working in series and abstractly?
Bet you aren't dealing with gray skies and ice this morning.
I love keeping up with your series and seeing your face on my comment page. Thank you for visiting my blog.
LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Hilary Florence said...

I love the colour combination of your latest tuning fork. The magenta is positively luminous and the grey sets it off so well.

Kaja said...

I love the colours on this tuning fork piece (was just typing pretty much the same as HIlary when her comment popped up in front of me). I enjoy watching you work through this series - it is so interesting.

Stitchwhiz said...

Lovely work as usual Heather! And I like your improv pieces, as well. It's nice to see a photo of the tribe, too.

Linda M said...

The tuning fork is beautiful, love the colors.

Heather Pregger said...

Thank you! The SAQA cover was a great honor.

Heather Pregger said...

Thanks, Norma. I love it, too!

Heather Pregger said...

Thanks! I love green!

Heather Pregger said...

Thank you, Jayne!

Heather Pregger said...

I really enjoyed it! The room was full of energy, but I still managed to work.

Heather Pregger said...

I was surprised that I could concentrate on a tuning fork quilt amid the hubbub. But I was happy with the result!
I always enjoy your blog!

Heather Pregger said...

Thanks!

Heather Pregger said...

Thanks, Hilary! I love that particular color combination.

Heather Pregger said...

Thanks, Kaja!

Heather Pregger said...

Thanks, Mary! The retreat was a a lot of fun and also very productive. I really enjoyed it!

Heather Pregger said...

Thank you, Linda!

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